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Jul 27 2010

Temptations 71

When you come to a choice. One that means that you touch more than your own live, what do you do?

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Temptations 71

By TeraS and Legion & Alei

Ahhhh, progress at last. he thought absently.  That the Queen’s consort was, sort of, backing him was definitely a step in the right direction.  Though a victory was measure in inches not in miles.

He bowed his head in a sign of thanks, “Thank you for, at least, believing I mean no harm to any of you.  For it is the truth.”

The Queen however still looked slightly shadowed, which meant that the continued work would still be coming.  Idily he wondered what the Queen would say if she knew exactly why he had come and exactly why he was here.  A very small part of him was tempted just to blurt it out and see the reaction.  But alas that was a unwise option.

Tera had left them all behind her and had walked from the room and into another of the hallways that made up her home….

She smiled a bit at all really…

Here they were in her domain… A world where the most important thing was love and still to this day there was always someone that preferred the old ways of the Succubi or tried to make her something that she wasn’t….

Was it so difficult for people to understand?

She didn’t give a damn about what the rest of the universe wanted her to be….

She wanted to be what she had to be…

Needed to be…

And was…

Leaving the hallway, Tera exited into her kitchen on this part of her home…. Stopping at the counters there, she picked up a bottle of red wine and spent a short time working on opening it and pouring herself a half glass…

As she did, Tera considered what she should do next. Legion was pushing the envelope in so many ways with her at that moment. Maria? Maria was just another example of people not understanding and seeing what was plainly in front of them…

She almost found herself regretting that she didn’t strip Maria from the book and let her live out her years as a mortal and then cease to be…

Almost.

Picking up the glass, Tera strode from the kitchen and back through the hallway towards the group in the sitting room, but then a few steps away from returning to the room, she turned down another passage and moved in another direction…

Soon she exited the hallway into the balcony that overlooked the central park of the capital of her Realm…

Revealing her home around her…

She stood on the top level of a four story building that covered an area of a single city block. It was not a building from the outside that consisted of hard angles and edges, but smooth curves and arches that moulded into the surrounding trees and natural landscape around it. The trees pushed through and between the structure becoming part of it and adding to the organic feeling of it…

Tera looked out into the night and smiled a bit at the scene that greeted her there…

In the air around Tera’s home, hundreds of AngelKitties were fluttering through the air playing with each other and with their Succubi owners…

She had forgotten the tonight was the time of rebirth for the Kitties and felt ashamed that she was not celebrating that moment with them all…

Her thoughts returned to that day when she and her sister Angel had snuck away to see the other worlds from their mother…

The memories were as clear as they had always been…


A small, child Tera was there. Her horns and tail, though small, were already apparent. While she was wearing jeans, shoes, and a comfy sweater, indicating cold weather, she seemed to be bouncing up and down in a park littered with colored leaves they were in. A childish Angel was there, dressed in similar apparel, but nowhere near matching the energy and enthusiasm. Seemingly startled by something, Tera ran off as Angel shouted “Wait! We can’t go too far due to our horns!”

Tera came to a stop, and she felt ill at what she saw. What was a small, calico kitty, was now a pile of blood, mess, and bones. Angel began to cry, and Tera shushed her. “She’s still alive… look.”

Sure enough, the cat was alive, the mess moving a bit towards Tera, and it mewed, a sound that made Tera’s heart feel as if to break. It was sad, confused, and hopeful, all in the same mew. Angel and Tera clutched their hearts, seemingly having the same reaction as Angel cried out, desperately, “For the love of the Queen, Tera! Let’s go! This is too sad!”
Tera found the head of the cat, stroking it softly. She remained silent for a few moments, and then said, in a voice more determined than most children. “We can help her, you know.”

Angel seemed even madder by this idea, “Tera! We’re not supposed to be in this time period, but Mama said that she didn’t want us to catch the plague! And even in this dimension of the humanzeses.” She seemed to have issue pronouncing humans. “We can’t use our powers here! Mama said that she might make us one of them if we did! Or we could lose our powers!”

Tera seemed a bit mad, before calming down. “And what would Mama want for this kitty? Let her die? No…” Tera took a deep breath, stroking the kitty softly, before standing up and looking Angel straight in the eye. “Being Mama’s… Being the Queen’s Daughters, even being the Queen, is more than rules, more than even Mama’s expectations… It’s about Love, you know this.” Angel was stunned by this, and then squatted over the poor kitty. Tera, seemingly encouraged by this, squatted down as well, and they murmured something, before energy discharged from the kid-Succubi to the kitty.

The kitty was no longer a mess of any sort. In fact, the kitty was now a very, very cute calico, mewing and purring. The children giggled and, in twin unison, exclaimed “Kitty!”

Tera smiled and remembered what her Mother had said and done when they had returned to the Realm with the little kitten with them. To this day, Tera still could never quite figure out why her Mother had made the decision she did…

But then it wasn’t that important…

She had saved a life with Angel’s help and made something better from it for them all..

She sensed Kitty’s thoughts from the Kitties around her home a moment later…

Tera? Are you alright? You haven’t appeared and we have been worried… Are you all well? Do you need me?

Tera sighed a little and then sent back to her, “I’m fine… Just an unexpected guest… We’re alright I promise Kitty… Give everyone my love tonight and we’ll be there when we can…”

Tera could easily hear the mew of worry in Kitty’s thoughts before she gently broke the link between them…

Tera smiled and wondered what Legion would make of Kitty in multiple forms… Probably wouldn’t quite understand why it was all as it was…

But she did…

Tera left the half glass of wine that she had not touched on the balcony railing as as Andrea’s thoughts came to her…

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Coming soon to the resolution of this story…

Heartfelt as it is…

Tera

2 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    It’s a marvelous story, great fun to follow along.

  2. avatar
    TeraS

    Shame that the story must end…

    Tera

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